The Tennessee football program already was teetering on the brink of making a coaching move when Missouri rolled into Knoxville last year.
A four-overtime, 51-48 victory by the Tigers put yet another nail in Derek Dooley's ultimate big orange coffin. Mizzou quarterback James Franklin found then-freshman Dorial Green-Beckham for a 25-yard touchdown pass with 47 seconds left to send the game into overtime.
After regulation ended, neither team could stop the other. Both scored touchdowns on their first three extra-session possessions. Neither could complete the necessary two-point conversion in the third overtime.
The Vols failed on fourth down in the fourth overtime, and Missouri's Andrew Baggett kicked a field goal for the win.
Baggett's heroics in that game probably feel far away after the kicker clanked a chip-shot field goal off the upright in the second overtime of a 27-24 loss to South Carolina last week. That setback was No. 10 Mizzou's first of the season and provided a serious blow to the Tigers' improbable national championship hopes.
Now, the Tigers will focus on retaining their lead in the SEC East as they welcome the Vols to Columbia. Tennessee is licking its wounds from a 45-10 thumping at the hands of the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.
Here's everything you need to know about this week's game:
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Place: Memorial Stadium, Columbia, Mo.
Radio: Vol Network, Tiger Radio Network, Sirius 137/XM 198
Spread: Missouri by 12.5 points, according to Sportsbook.com